Pan Fried Paneer Tikka

by Kamala on July 14, 2009


Paneer_Tikka_Shallow_Fry_10 Paneer (cottage cheese) is a milk based product and is sold in the market for ready use. Paneer tikka can be prepared in a fry pan.

Serves: Six

Cooking time: approximately one hour


  • Fresh Paneer – 400 grams.


  • For grinding
    • Green chilli – 3 no
    • Lemon juice –1 table spoon
    • Ginger garlic paste – 1 table spoon
    • Thick curd – 2 table spoon
    • Mint (Pudina) leaves – few
    • Saffron food colour – pinch
    • Sugar – 1/2 tea spoon
    • Cumin seed (jeera) roasted and powdered -1 tea spoon
    • Garam masala power – 1/2 tea spoon
    • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tea spoon
    • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
    • Salt – as per taste



Step 1

  • Wash and cut the paneer into 2 by 2 inch pieces.


Step 2

  • Grind the items given for grinding to a smooth paste.
  • Mix the paste with paneer pieces and marinate for 45 minutes.

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Step 3

  • Shallow fry the paneer pieces in a pan (tava)  in low flame on both sides to golden colour.

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  • Serve hot with cut onions and lemon pieces.



  • use as less oil as possible to fry in low flame.

Suitable as a side dish with rice or chapatti.

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